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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    I spent a month travelling around Italy last year and the pronunciation of bruschetta varied between regions. The three pronunciations I encountered were bru-sketta, bru-shetta and bru-chetta (with a 'ch' sound like Charlie).

    In the end I just smiled and pointed at the item on the menu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    Moët - I have rarely heard it pronounced correctly.
    We were given a hamper of alcohol as an office Christmas gift. My African boss asked if we if she took the 'bottle of moot'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissusMac View Post
    We were given a hamper of alcohol as an office Christmas gift. My African boss asked if we if she took the 'bottle of moot'.
    Love a good moot! Hahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    Love a good moot! Hahahaha
    What the heck is moot o.O

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    Quote Originally Posted by mummakat View Post
    My gran says film as filum..might be an old fashioned way of saying it or something but I thought it was quite funny when I was younger. My step dad calls a cappuccino a cafficcino.
    So do my grandparents. And dad has too

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsharvey View Post
    Akkkk sorry, let me clarify - I meant people that say 'and I' in the specific times where it should be 'and me'. I was taught that you imagine the sentence with just you in it ie 'Would you like to come with [Hannah and] I?' doesn't make sense, but 'Would you like to come with [Hannah and] me?' does. There are lots of times when it is simply ...and I.
    See, I was taught its "would you like to come with Hannah and I?" and I cant think of a time when it would be 'xyz and me' ...now Im just more confused

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    Default *spin off* what mispronounced words drive you mad

    Oh! Torno cover. It's a tonneau cover, dammit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minchi View Post
    or our local westfield gets called chirnside. um it's chermside.
    Or germside :P lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    DH insists on saying tortillas and fajitas phonetically (including when ordering in restaurants) just to embarrass me. He thinks he's hilarious.
    DH does this to me too! He insists on pronouncing fromage as fromm-age just to annoy me

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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeInShadesOfGrey View Post
    So do my grandparents. And dad has too
    Definatly and old person thing then lol..wonder what we will be saying that will annoy our grandchildren lol


 

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